Windows 10

Lodewijk andré de la porte l at
Wed Sep 23 05:12:42 PDT 2015

I hate to say it, but Windows 10 is the best OS out there. By far.

The productivity features, like the hybrid tiling window manager, the new
explorer, etc. Are great.

Internet Explorer got it's rebrand, and the new browser is actually
nominal. I still killed and burned it ofc.

Driver and app support was bumpy, but compared to linux it's a smooth ride.
Now it's actually the best in the world for support.

The new design is thoughtful, flexible and unopinionated. High DPI support
is fully integrated.

The OS is more customizable than Linux. Not because it's an easily
customizable OS, but because others did a lot of hard work to make it

Security wise it's still not ideal, but neither are Linux or Mac (people
still get owned a lot, lots of third party code through plugins and
whatnot, etc)

Cortana listens all the time, and may actually become useful one day.
People are happy because she's from Halo and similar to the already
accepted Siri.

Basically, we're fucked.

Microsoft is winning through superiority.

To make Linux competitive means making it a LOT more modern. Possible
there's a need to focus effort, and to reduce loc. Basically; fucked.
On Sep 23, 2015 13:17, "Georgi Guninski" <guninski at> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 04:37:39AM +0000, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> > Brenda Fernández <me at> writes:
> >
> > >W10 is free and it's being pushed hard by MS. They even force W7 and W8
> users
> > >to download it when they aren't interested in 'upgrading'. So, if the
> product
> > >is free for you, who is the customer?
> >
> > You're the product, not Windows.  That was the good thing about the old
> > Microsoft (yes, there were good things about them), they took your money
> and
> > left you alone to do whatever you wanted with their software.  Now, like
> > Google (where you're entirely the product, for sale to anyone with
> money) and
> > Apple (where you're still the product, but the sole customer is Apple),
> > they're turning their customers into the product.
> >
> > (Not to mention that W10 has moved even further along the path of
> treating
> > your PC like a cellphone.  It's possibly the first GUI I've used that was
> > literally painful to use, the all-white-all-the-time UI theme was like
> staring
> > into a lightbox, my eyes hurt after an hour of two of setting up a
> neighbour's
> > PC).
> >
> > Peter.
> Lol...
> Microsoft starts to fix Start Menu in new Windows 10 preview
> Yippee, now you can have 2,048 entries – but why is there a limit?
> Do they still run activex in their browser?
> AFAICT they mitigate digitally signed malware with technology
> something like "kill biLL" or maybe "kill biT".
> Or is flash sufficiently good substitute?
> NSAKEY already found?
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